Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip with Grace (and Charlotte!)

Grace's class had their very first field trip!
I got to tag along as a parent volunteer and Charlotte got to be dragged along by default.

I don't know why but I felt a strong desire/obligation to make Halloween outfits for the girls. 
I don't know where this came from or why a t-shirt with a pumpkin on it from Target wouldn't suffice but it wouldn't.
On Monday, a quick trip to the fabric store sealed the deal!
I got to  work Monday afternoon - field trip being Wednesday morning - and although I made every mistake possible while making Grace's skirt, I somehow saved it (AKA ripped it all out and started over) and sailed through making Charlotte's on Tuesday.
With a little fabric leftover, I decided to jazz up some t-shirts from Target (found in the boys section...did you know boy toddler sizes run bigger than girl toddler sizes? I didn't!! I could have easily gone down an entire size for both girls. Live and learn)

Anyway, getting out the door Wednesday morning was - for some reason - an ordeal.
I don't know what they were upset about but neither wanted to pose for pictures. 

But luckily the big slide at the pumpkin patch cheered them both right up!

A trip through the dustiest corn maze ever!

Charlotte, the youngest by far, joined right in with the big kids. 

We hit the petting zoo...

and hit it hard! I think the kittens were by far the favorite pumpkin patch activity!!

Then it was off to roast marshmallows!

 Snack time was interrupted by the cutest Halloween kitty ever!
It almost made me want a cat!

Before the morning at the patch ended, all the kids lined up for a class photo.
Charlotte, feeling like part of the class, tried to join.
When I pulled her down from the hay bales, she threw a FULL on temper tantrum.
Full monty!
On the ground. Rolling in the dust.
The only clear picture I was able to snap of the class was this one...

and I cut out one of the kids.
Luckily, I was able to hijack a few from Facebook!

And with that, our pumpkin patch field trip concluded.
Fun times!!

1 comment:

Julia said...

I love their outfits! We visited the pumpkin patch last weekend with Charlotte and she had a blast.